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Willesborough Infant School

our school Governors                

Willesborough Infant and Junior school formally federated on the 15th of January 2019.  On this date, a new Willesborough Schools Governing Body formed which takes responsibility for the strategic leadership and management of both schools.


Co Chair of Governors:  Liesl York

Co Chair of Governors:  Steve Rippin

Vice Chair:  Sam Whittingham

Executive Headteacher:  Fran Rusbridge

Co-opted Governor:  Nicola Roberts

Co-opted Governor:  Lyn Greenfield

Co-opted Governor:  Shipra Arora

Co-opted Governor:  Steve Norman

Parent Governor:  Ashley Skilton

Parent Governor:  Monna Chowdhury

Local Authority Governor:  Rev John MacKenzie

Staff Governor:  Julie Larcombe

Associate Governor:  Shelly King

Associate Governor:  Kitty Healy

Associate Governor:  Tom Head

Associate Governor:  Andrea Beretta

Associate Governor:  Felicity Rice

Clerk to the Governing Body:  Kerry Percival-Smith



To view an expandable version of the Governor table please click here.


The role of the governing body is demanding but very rewarding.  We work as a team and are there to offer support and advice, helping the school set high standards and targets for school improvement.

Our governing body is responsible for working with the school to provide strategic direction, to act as a “critical friend” and is committed to ensuring that Willesborough Infant School provides the best possible education for all our children.  We work as a team and meet in full once a term. A great deal of work goes on between our meetings, supporting the work of the Headteacher and her staff who are responsible for leading and managing the school on a day-to-day basis.


'The Governor' Magazine

Our Chair of Governors, Liesl York wrote a piece for 'The Governor' magazine about our school's journey to obtaining the Governor Mark:


Governors meet with the children's school council to find out their views on school improvement priorities


Governor Visits

During the year our Governors visit the School and carry out monitoring checks with a focus on many aspects of School life including: 

  • Teaching of Literacy
  • Peer observation Support Programmes
  • Attendance
  • Health & Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Training for Teaching Assistants
  • Parent and Child events

Governor Recruitment ........

We have initiated and led a collaborative Governor Recruitment project, working with a number of other schools across our Ashford collaborative.

Click on the link below to view our film, "What's Governance really about? Would you like to get involved?"